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how to put a strenghing rib in sheet metal flange

By Gabe Cruz on 03 May 18:25 8 answers 4360 views 0 comments

I'm having trouble putting a rib into a sheet metal part for strength. I would like to put it in along the 90 deg bend in the middle about a 1/4 inch deep. Not sure how to go about doing it.

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  • H.U.Manupriya
    H.U.Manupriya over 4 years ago

    Hi Gabe,
    It' simple.
    1.Draw a line according to your rib requirement.
    2.Select rib command.
    3.Set direction and other parameters.
    4.click green check mark.
    5.Solidworks automatically create it.

  • Gabe Cruz
    Gabe Cruz over 4 years ago

    thank you for your help, but how do i get it to unfold? plus the rib is only from one side the indent should be coming from the top.

  • H.U.Manupriya
    H.U.Manupriya over 4 years ago

    Hi Gabe,
    I don't know their is exact way for it. But using trike you can archive. Make extrude cut like image.

  • C Bd
    C Bd over 4 years ago

    Are you looking for a weld in gusset or a stamped in boss?

  • Gabe Cruz
    Gabe Cruz over 4 years ago

    no weld the rib will be applied the same time the flange is bent.

  • C Bd
    C Bd over 4 years ago

    Use a forming tool to apply the rib.
    Has to be a sheet metal part
    There are some samples with Solidworks

  • Gabe Cruz
    Gabe Cruz over 4 years ago

    I figured out how to put in the rib! Now the question is, why will it not unfold? Any help?

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  • C Bd
    C Bd over 4 years ago

    To unfold suppress the rib feature
    SW at least thru 2011 won't flatten a forming tool feature

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